Big Island DU Protest

SOURCE: Shannon Rudolph ( SUBHEAD: DU Dissentor, and Anti-War advocate Col. Ann Wright To Speak Mon. Tues. Wed. on Hawaii Island.

By Keikiokaaina on 21 February 2010 in Big Island Hui -

Image above: Retired Colonel Anne Wright speaking against war. 

Discussion on the role of civilian and military dissent in government: Depleted Uranium – Gaza – Iraq – Afghanistan

Monday, Feb. 22 – 7 pm – Keaau Community Center Tuesday, Feb. 23 – UH Hilo, UCB 100 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 24 – 8:30 am – Pohakuloa Training Area, Main Gate  


Ann will be speaking on Mon. Feb. 22nd from 7-9 pm at the Keaau Community Center on Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan.  

According to a release by Global HOPE at UHH , Colonel Ann Wright is to speak on the role of civilian and military dissent in government. Wright is the co-author of “Dissent: Voices of Conscience.” Tues. Feb. 23 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, UH Hilo, UCB 100  

Ann will join the picket of Pohakuloa on Wed. at 8:30 am and will speak outside the Main Gate on the hazards of depleted uranium (DU) radiation. Join the Pohakuloa Picket to protest Depleted Uranium weapons use in Hawaii. Car pools leave Hilo Bayfront parking lot makai/Hamakua side of Pauahi St. Kamehameha Ave. intersection at 7:30 sharp Wednesday morning. *The Military is hosting a 9am-2pm meeting at Pohakuloa Range with hand-picked officials and special interests. The doors are closed to the public.

“As a soldier and a diplomat, Ann Wright always placed her country, its direction, and its welfare at the top of her priority list. She is, without question, one of the most honest and ethical individuals I have been privileged to know. I salute Ann Wright and the powerful voices of truth heard in Dissent.“

 — Brigadier General (Ret.) Pat Foote, Former Commanding General, Fort Belvoir, Virginia Army Col. (Ret) and former State Dept. Diplomat resigned in protest of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Ann Wright grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas, where she received a master’s and a law degree.

She also has a master’s degree in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. After college, she spent thirteen years in the U.S. Army and sixteen additional years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel. She is airborne-qualified.

 In 1987, Col. Wright joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She received the State Department’s Award for Heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2,500 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone, the largest evacuation since Saigon.

She was on the first State Department team to go to Afghanistan and helped reopen the Embassy there in December 2001. Her other overseas assignments include Somalia, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada, Micronesia, and Nicaragua.

On March 19, 2003, the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Ann Wright cabled a letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell, stating that without the authorization of the UN Security Council, the invasion and occupation of a Muslim, Arab, oil-rich country would be a disaster.  

Keaau and Pohakuloa events sponsored by:
Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone: (808) 966-7622.

See also:
VIDEO - Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright: .

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